What is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP originated in the mid 1970’s. And was brought into being by Richard Bandler, who’s background was mathematics and gestalt therapy and, John Grinder, who’s background was linguistics. By bringing these two modalities together they developed NLP. However, NLP has developed and evolved considerably since the 1970’s.
The three most influential components involved in producing human experience: Neurology, Language and Programming. The Neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-linguistic programming describes the fundamental dynamics between Mind (neuro) and languages (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour.
NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the developments of behavioural competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behaviour. NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence, but it also establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is and what the process of change is all about.
At another level, NLP is about self-discovery, exploring identity and mission. It also provides a framework for understanding and relation to the ‘spiritual’ part of human experience that reaches beyond us as individuals to our family, community and global systems. NLP is not only about competence and excellence. It is about wisdom and vision. All of the models and techniques of NLP are based on the combination of these two principals. In the belief system of NLP it is not possible for human beings to really know objective reality.
Wisdom, ethics and ecology do not derive from having the one ‘right’ or ‘correct’ map of the world, because humans beings would not be capable of making one. Rather, the goal is to create the richest map possible that respects the systematic nature and ecology of ourselves, and the world we live in. The people who are most effective are the ones who have a map of the world that allows them to perceive the greatest number of available choices and perspectives.
NLP is a way of enriching the choices that you have and perceive as available in the world around you. Excellence comes from having many choices. Wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives. We can never know reality because our perceptions of reality are only our perceptions of reality.
What can I expect
The process is very straightforward. I will ask you to speak about the said issue/s and problems in details. At this time I will be making notes, to assist you and understand how I can best help. I will be focusing on your eye movements and body language. These unconscious expressions of behaviour will inform me how your mind is working, and show me the parts of it that keep re-creating the issue/problems you’ve been experiencing.
With this knowledge and understanding. I will proceed with NLP language to alter and re-programme, by changing the way you view, understand and feel about the said problem/issues.
What does NLP Treat?
How useful would it be to have a manual for the brain? A users guide? Did you know the average person only uses 10% of their brains full potential.
NLP ALLOWS YOU TO CREATE NEW NEUROLOGICAL PATHWAYS, THIS WILL CREATE BEHAVIOURS THAT BETTER SERVE YOU FOR YOUR LIFE AND ELIMINATE OLD DESTRUCTIVE PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOUR.
IN A NUT SHELL, NLP CAN HELP ANYTHING THAT YOU DO IN LIFE THAT REQUIRES THOUGHT, EITHER CONSCIOUS OR UNCONSCIOUS SUCH AS:
- Relationship issues
- Career change
- Achieving goals
- Self image
- Public speaking
- Self esteem
- Insomnia Tension
- Past traumas
- Eating disorders
- Habits and Addictions
- Panic attacks
- Fears and Phobias
- Improving sports performance
- Overcoming loneliness
- Managing bereavement and loss
NLP is a wonderful therapy for all the above. I have found it especially helpful in eliminating fears and phobias. And helping with unwanted emotional sadness, from a bereavement or the breakup of a relationship.
Debra is a fully qualified NLP Practitioner. Having studied NLP with Richard Bandler. She completed and obtained her Practitioner Certificate in NLP. Then went on to complete her Master Practitioner Certificate.